President's Day Quiz: Ten Not-So-Memorable Quotes

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"Ask not," 'fear itself," "tear down this wall" -- we all know these famous Presidential quotes.

But on this President's Day, it's time to examine some of the more obscure quotes from chief executives throughout the years. Fortunately, several modern presidents chose to tape their Oval Office conversations, so there's plenty of fodder.

The following ten quotes don't all come from White House tapes, but they do come from Presidents. So help us God.

How well can you do? Let's see....

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Crionaes
Crionaes

I know the following doesn't count as "unmemorable," but it's a quote that I think everyone should hear at least once. Frankly, it pisses me off."No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." - George H.W. Bush

PJ
PJ

Dude, if you think H.W. really believed in that crap he was saying... First things first, that quote was taken from 92', when the far-right of the Republican Party began to take influence. Pat Buchanan- a religious conservative- had just came close to beating Bush in the N.H. primary, which was unexpected for an incumbent. To keep his fractured coalition together, H.W. started pandering to the religious right, a group that has always been wary or him. He was bullshitting for the sake of bullshitting, and it didn't work out.

Guest
Guest

From Our Beloved GW Bush:“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Tom Mabe
Tom Mabe

Let the GWB hate go already, it's way past pathetic.

Katy Orr
Katy Orr

OMG bad typeface decision. The letters dont work nicely at that size, especially at the very bottom.

Tom Mabe
Tom Mabe

"I may not have been the greatest president, but I've had the most fun eight years." –Bill Clinton

Kyle
Kyle

"Shift that fat ass, Harry. But slowly, or you'll swamp the damned boat!"-General Washington, boarding the boat to cross the Delaware.

Unvarnished history is the best. Too many Republicans in that list, though. Harry Truman was extremely racist.

Bocagrande2
Bocagrande2

Truman was racist, ok, maybe, let's just stipulate that for argument's sake. But Truman also tried to pass universal health care in '47-'48. Guess why it didn't pass. The southern bloc, who could embrace the New Deal stuff, couldn't get behind it. Guess why? Yep, the whities would have to share hospitals with the blackies. THAT was intolerable!

Kyle
Kyle

My understanding is that it died in committee. The Southern bloc, Dixiecrats, then?

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